Lieutenant General Ravendra Pal Singh PVSM AVSM, VSM is the current General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Western Command of the Indian Army. He assumed office on 1 August 2019, succeeding Gen Surinder Singh
Early life and education
Gen Singh was commissioned into the Mechanised Infantry Regiment on 12 Jun 1982. An alumnus of National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy, the General officer has attended the Defence Services Staff College, Senior Command Course, Higher Command Course and the prestigious National Defence College.
The General officer has held various regimental, staff and instructional appointments. These include Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade in intense Counter Insurgency areas in J&K, GSO-2, Military Intelligence Directorate at IHQ of MoD (Army), Col GS (Military Doctrine) at Army War College, Mhow, BGS (Ops) of a Command in the Western Theatre, ADG (Discipline & Vigilance), DG LWE & DG DC&W at IHQ of MoD (Army). He was Instructor at School of Armoured Warfare Ahmednagar and was also posted as United Nations Military Observer in United Nations in Africa.
The General officer commanded a Mechanised Infantry Battalion, an Armoured Brigade and an Infantry Division in the Western Theatre.
Honours and decorations
He is a recipient of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal Ati Vishisht Seva Medal & Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service.
Dates of rank
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